Melissa Prince

Chief Client Value and Innovation Officer
Tel 215.864.8140
Fax 215.864.8999

Melissa Prince serves as the firm's Chief Client Value and Innovation Officer. She sits on the firm Management Committee and oversees the firm's Client Value and Innovation Program, which includes a team of professionals from several different administrative departments that are focused on delivering practical value-based pricing, matter management, process improvement, knowledge management, technology, and innovation strategies and solutions designed to meet those needs. Melissa works closely with the firm's leadership team and attorneys to deliver exceptional client service centered on value, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, and predictability.

Under Melissa's leadership, the firm was named one of the Most Innovative Law Firms Business of Law and received two consecutive commendations for its innovative use of technology by the Financial Times. The firm was also recently identified by BTI Consulting as an innovation "Mover and Shaker" for our high level of client service, innovative approach to tackling client issues, and strategic use of technology and was a finalist for the American Lawyer Industry Awards for best law firm/client team.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Melissa held similar roles at two Am Law 25 firms. She is an attorney who, before leaving private practice, managed complex commercial litigation matters. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Legal Project Manager, Accredited Legal Pricing Professional (ALPP), and an Accredited Legal Project Manager (ALPM).

Judicial Clerkships

Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Superior Court of New Jersey, General Equity, 2003-2004

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section

LEDES UTBMS M&A Task Code Subcommittee

LegalBizDev LPM Board of Advisors

Legal Marketing Association

True Value Partnering Institute Advisory Council

Rutgers Big Data Advisory Board

Rutgers School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2003)

University of Washington (B.A. 1996)

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York